Celebrity sightings are a part of New York City life; it’s not unusual to pass by a famous person while casually walking down the street. Over the years, I’ve seen many famous people out and about — Steve Martin, Ryan Gosling, Matthew Broderick, and Howard Stern– just to name a few. America loves its celebrities. The British have the Royal Family and we have our celebrities. Curiosity seems to follow celebrities and their descendants in a similar way too, we follow North West and Suri Cruise with the same if perhaps not more interest than their famous parents. They are Hollywood Royalty. When Kiera Chaplin attended the AFCCV Gala on April 30th, the sense of Hollywood’s influence on both American and European culture was clear. The granddaughter of filmmaker Charlie Chaplin and great-granddaughter of author Eugene O-Neil, she has an enviable pedigree. On her Facebook page she wrote “Had a great time last night at the United Nations, tasting wine from all over the globe. The French know their stuff! Looking forward to visit the International Wine Center in Bordeaux.” Beautiful and talented and a fan of French Bordeaux country.
The American Friends of Cité des Civilizations du Vin (AFCCV) was established as a non-profit orgaization in 2014; its aim is to fund the naming of the Thomas Jefferson auditorium at the Cité des Civilizations du Vin’s international wine cultural center, scheduled to open to the public in 2016. Santé !
Julien Farel, Kiera Chaplin (center), Suelyn Farel Attend The Wines of the World Extravaganza held at the United Nations, New York, NY on April 30, 2015